Thursday, October 6, 2011

Turning to Applique

My Tiny Stars project has returned to UFO status.  I just couldn't summon sufficient interest to keep working on it.  Other ideas are calling to me.  So I packed it up and stored it away with my other UFOs, waiting for the day it interests me again.

This is what has been calling to me:

It is a pattern designed by Lynn Wilder called The House on Edgewood Lane.  I saw this quilt on Lynn's blog a while back and bought the pattern but was intimidated by the central applique block.  I have very little experience with applique.  But lately I've been inspired by Thelma.  Thelma has been learning to do needleturn applique, working on a rather ambitious project but taking it slowly. 

I think as long as I don't delude myself into thinking I can get this done in a weekend, I'll be fine.  I'm planning to make the central applique block with the house as per the pattern directions.  But I'm going to modify the pieced part of the quilt so I can downsize it to a wall hanging.  I'll be using part of this Beach House bundle, the part left over from the Tiny Stars project, plus some odds and ends from my stash.

Wish me luck...and patience!


Lynn said...

You will do great Cathy....just take your time. I used Beach House fabric in the first version of the quilt and loved the look. I can't wait to see your wallhanging.

Sue said...

I also have this amazing pattern and have already bought all of my fabric for it. I will be using GRACE by Moda. I to have been putting off making this quilt because I have no experience with applique. It will be fun watching your progress your fabric choice is wonderful !

Sinta Renee said...

I love that you were inspired by Thelma! Can't wait to see your progress... I just embarked on the applique journey myself! I recently took a class by Verna Mosquera (A Vintage Spool). I know it's intimidating... I hope you enjoy the process:)

Bowbailey said...

I just love this pattern. I went through your friends blog site and she does wonderful work. I think I might make this quilt also, in an autumn color pallete, chaning the heart under the house to a pumpkin. I just don't have any fall quilts, since I'm new to this. You will love applique. I use the starch method. the only hard part for me is finding all the right fabrics. You might want to consider a couple of applique classes, to learn how to turn corners and get the points on things just right, but you're going to love it! Can't wait to see your finished quilt.